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Guest Post: Eric McVay Special Olympics USA Games

Hi there I’m Eric McVay from Bangor and recently I was able to attend the Special Olympics USA Games in Florida.  I am a self-advocate and part of the Central Maine Chapter of Speaking Up For Us. I want to share with you my experience of training and going to the Special Olympics USA Games. I was able to train at Lawrence High School.  I did a lot of walking for my events as part of my training.  I was also able to practice throwing…

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Community Inclusion from Jon McGovern and Eric McVay – Bowling in the Community

Hi this is Jon.  In my community in Bangor I’m Part of a Bowling League love having fun doing my Bowling League for 32 weeks straight every week on Monday’s Starts in September ends in April and it a Sanctioned League by the USBC (United States Bowling Congress). I found out about bowling in my community because a staff person that I used to see at a day program was interested in a bowling league.   We participated for a half a year together, and then…

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Christmas Traditions Music Blog by Ms. Regina Bowie

  Christmas Traditions Music Blog by Ms. Regina Bowie 12/9/2021     Photo Taken by Regina Bowie I am very excited to share/collaborate this blog with SUFU about Christmas Tradition with Music I am going to talk about how music has been a part of my Holiday Tradition for very many years. It is about connections in the community you live in when it is your favorite holiday of the year and spending time with family too. It doesn’t matter who it is even if…

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Reflections By Sarah Trites

Today we welcome Sarah Trites back to the blog as she shares a poem she has written. Thank you Sarah for sharing such beautiful words with us! Reflections By Sarah Trites Here I am on this beautiful county road, reflecting over my long journey. The road behind me was difficult, Full of many challenging obstacles. While traveling this path, I stumbled over uneven ground. But I never fell. Tall trees surround me I can no longer see the path But I will never give up;…

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Poem from Sarah Trites

In this world of many colors, Take a look and you will see What beauty there is all around us A shining sea of diversity. In this world of many colors, We look through our prisms, What do we see? A world that struggles against hatred, A world that fights to be free. Now in our world of many colors, We must stand united hand and hand, Forever connecting us to one another, We shall make a unified stand. In a world of many colors,…

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Guest Post: Summer Fun from Chris Heywood

Chris Heywood is a member of our Springvale chapter and member of the Speaking Up For Us board of directors. Today he shares with us one of his favorite summer activities. “One of my favorite activities is to go fishing on Bauneg Beg Lake. This lake is in both Sanford and North Berwick Maine. Last summer, I along with one of my staff left at about 8:00 for a day of fishing. I packed my lunch and bug spray for our day trip. It was…

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ACNH HOME AWAY FROM HOME UPDATE Marco Orlando

As we mark one year of the pandemic this week, there has been a time of reflection for all of us. We have all had to adapt in ways we never imagined, and try new things. In addition we learned to cope with the reality of what was unfolding around us. Today Marco shares more of how he has found one way to cope over the last year. ACNH HOME AWAY FROM HOME UPDATE Marco Orlando I still find it hard to believe at times…

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My Home Away From Home from Marco Orlando

Today we welcome back Marco Orlando to the blog. As we continue on spending time apart, we have talked many times about finding activities for our down time. For some of us it means going out for a walk, or taking photos. For others it is cooking a favorite recipe, or doing a craft. Some enjoy the creativeness of different games that have come out recently. Marco shares how Animal Crossing has been that down time outlet that he has enjoyed. MY HOME AWAY FROM…

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Guest post from Abbott Philson

Today we welcome Abbott Philson, Portland Chapter member, and Chair of the Board of Directors to the blog. I want to share with you about a new experience for me. A former teacher of mine asked me last year if I was still singing. I used to be part of a chorus in high school and it was something I liked doing. I have not been singing and he brought up the idea of the Tri City Community Chorus in Saco. I take suggestions from…

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